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Critical Race Studies - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Posting Summary

We seek candidates whose research and teaching engage critical race studies in ways that deepen understanding of processes, practices, institutions, and semiotic forms that produce "race" as a social fact and a lived reality. Topics of inquiry might include (but are not limited to) comparative and intersectional perspectives on race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability; rights struggles; how institutions (re-)produce racial hierarchies and disparities; and structures of power and forms of governance that sustain racialized inclusions, exclusions, and inequalities. Geographic area is open.

The successful candidate will be an ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholar trained in anthropology (or in an interdisciplinary program with a strong anthropology component), with a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The successful applicant's research will enhance existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of race and coloniality at Rutgers University and complement the expertise of faculty in the anthropology department's Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) program, whose work addresses the production of inequality and injustice in areas such as gender; the anthropology of the body; economic, political, and legal anthropology; and linguistic anthropology. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes undergraduate as well as graduate classes. The initial appointment is for three years and is renewable for a second three-year period contingent on a successful reappointment review. Tenure review usually occurs during the sixth year. The Department of Anthropology is part of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The successful candidate will be an ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholar trained in anthropology (or in an interdisciplinary program with a strong anthropology component), with a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The successful applicant's research will enhance existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of race and coloniality at Rutgers University and complement the expertise of faculty in the anthropology department's Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) program, whose work addresses the production of inequality and injustice in areas such as gender; the anthropology of the body; economic, political, and legal anthropology; and linguistic anthropology.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Each applicant should submit the following materials through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/45482 ): (1) a cover letter that clearly outlines scholarly, teaching, and service contributions and future research plans, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and email addresses of four referees, and (4) a writing sample (preferably an article published or in press, or manuscript submitted for journal review). Finalists will be invited to submit in addition a teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, syllabi, student evaluations) but initial applicants need not do so.

Recruitment/Posting Title: Critical Race Studies( Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology
Department: SAS - Anthropology
Salary: Commensurate With Experience
Minimum Education and Experience: Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by January 12, 2018.
Posting Number: 17FA1331
Posting Open Date: 09/28/2017
Posting Close Date: 11/04/2017
Quick Link to Posting:  http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/52660
Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus: Douglass (RU-New Brunswick)




Harvey Mudd College Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies

Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) invites applications for the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellowship in Science and Technology Studies, beginning fall 2018. Applications are invited from scholars working on any aspect of science and technology and their social dimensions. We especially encourage applicants whose work draws attention to intersections of science and technology with race, gender, sexuality, class and/or disability. We seek applicants whose research methods draw from fields that can include, but are not limited to, anthropology, communication, history, literature, media studies, philosophy, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a PhD by the time of appointment, a strong and ongoing research program, and the potential for excellence in teaching. Harvey Mudd College is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. Applicants are asked to provide in their cover letter detailed examples of strategies used to support underrepresented students and to promote diversity in the classroom.

This 1 to 2-year early-career fellowship balances teaching and research. The fellow will teach two undergraduate courses per academic year, and will be encouraged to take advantage of the resources available to support teaching development at the Claremont Colleges. While pursuing their own independent research, we expect the fellow to act as a catalyst for conversations among faculty and students. The fellow will work with the Hixon-Riggs director to lead a faculty reading group in the first year, and to organize and host a workshop or conference in the second year. The annual salary for the position is $65000 and includes health benefits. In addition, the fellow will receive a professional allowance of $3000 per year to support travel and research.  Second-year renewal is contingent upon successful performance in the first year.

Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. This position, funded by the Hixon Riggs Program for Responsive Science and Engineering, is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts - an interdisciplinary department supporting the college's liberal arts program. HMC's membership in the Claremont Colleges consortium allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University, especially in the Intercollegiate STS Program. Situated approximately 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Claremont offers easy access to LA's cultural scene.

Applications must be submitted to: 
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/10031Preference  will be given to applications received by  Nov. 15, 2017 . Applicants will be asked to submit: a letter of application, a CV, a short research statement, a writing sample, a teaching portfolio including testimony of effective teaching and a statement of teaching philosophy,  two sample syllabi for proposed courses, and three letters of recommendation.

Harvey Mudd College enthusiastically welcomes applications from talented individuals from all cultural backgrounds. The College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be given consideration for employment without regard to age, race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. Further questions may be addressed to VivienHamilton, Hixon-Riggs Director and chair of the search committee: vhamilton@hmc.edu.


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